Ben O'Connor laying the platform for 2018 success at Tour Down Under

Despite a "shocking" time trial at the Australian Championships to start his 2018 season, Ben O'Connor is confident of a strong showing at the Santos Tour Down Under next week. The Dimension Data rider quickly moved on from "the day to forget" with an active ride in the nationals road race, his performance gaining attention and earning the tag of a rider to watch in the battle for the ochre jersey at the WorldTour opener.

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